YOUNG PEOPLE : Photography Workshops in Shropshire


GRAIN worked  with young people from across Shropshire, including Telford Young Carers, Shropshire Young Carers, Whitchurch Youth Club, XYZ, and Steps Forward youth groups, to create a series of photographs documenting young people’s lives. The project has been a long term collaboration with The Hive youth arts organisation in Shrewsbury..

The young participants engaged in both online and in-person workshops, developing their own photography projects to illustrate their daily lives, the experiences of growing up in a rural area, and their encounters with Covid-19 and life during lockdown. 

The resulting photographs provide a record of young people growing up in the county before, during and after the Covid pandemic, and the type of issues and experiences that affect young people’s lives.  .

Stephen Burke led the project in partnership with The Hive, Shrewsbury, with support from Frosts Photo Centre and Arts Council England.

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